October is for Ring-Tailed Lemurs
For many of us, the new cycle of the year begins with the first day of school. Fall functions as the welcome to the new rhythm of the year; so it’s nice to witness other new beginnings at this time. Typically fall brings with it a reprieve of the summer heat and leaves begin to color red and yellow, so it is nice to see new life spring forward. It's during this early fall that ring-tailed Lemurs welcome their babies to the world. Newborns cling to their mother’s bellies until they are confident enough to climb onto her back, where they will spend the majority of their first few months before observing survival lessons modeled by their mother. Although they breastfeed for 4 to 6 months, they do begin to climb and look for solid food with mama at about 6 weeks. Lemurs live in troops, groups that can be as small as 3 or as large as 27 lemurs, and are ruled by females. When the male offspring mature they will venture off to find a new troop, but females will typically stay with the troop that they were born into.
Here are some great ways to incorporate lemur creativity into your fall season. See how to transform your child’s lunch from average into Lemur Lunchtime! (Hint: It helps if your kiddo likes seaweed snacks.) For those children who love storytelling and puppets, there are plenty of both simple and more advanced ways to create the sweetest lemur puppets and masks.
If you are in the midst of transforming an office or craft room into the perfect nursery, we recommend this sweet photograph. It works great as a standalone piece, or in combination (one of our favorites) with the mother bear managing all three cubs on her back while fishing.
We think one of the best ways to encourage the care and protection of these animals is by bringing them into the homes and hearts of the next generation who will responsible for rescuing them and their environments. We hope to help spread the word about these loving lemurs and bring their spirit into your homes.
Lemurs are an endangered species and 10% of the proceeds for our sales go to wildlife conservation organizations.
- Suzi Eszterhas